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Police look for rape suspect in Statesboro

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Nikilas Jamal Fussell (Source: Statesboro police) Nikilas Jamal Fussell (Source: Statesboro police)
STATESBORO, GA (WTOC) -

Statesboro police are investigating a rape case involving multiple men. 

Police say they responded at 1:30 a.m. Monday to The Cove at Southern apartments on Chandler Road on reports of multiple men having sex with an unconscious female. When officers arrived, they found a 20-year-old female unconscious. Officers identified all of the suspects in the apartment and took voluntary statements.

The victim was taken to the hospital. Police said she had no apparent physical injuries. 

Police said they are now looking for 20-year-old Nikilas Jamal Fussell, as a wanted suspect in the case. One man, Joshua Denzel Brown, 20, has already been arrested and charged with rape. At this time, it is not known if others were involved in the attack.

"We do not have a reason to believe the public is in danger we just really want to find this suspect," said Justin Samples, with the Statesboro Police Dept.

The relationship between the victim and the suspects is under investigation. The leasing manager for the apartment complex did not want to comment.

"I really do not feel safe. I was just shocked by it. It makes me lock my door now whenever I am home. Now, I am going to be more cautious for sure," said Victoria Meadows, who lives in the complex.

In March 2011, both Fussell and Brown were two of five people arrested and charged with vandalizing Vidalia High School in Toombs County. The suspects broke into the school and used eggs, ketchup, oil and flour to vandalize the hallways. The school was forced to shut down in order to clean up the mess. 

Christian Flathman, public relations for Georgia Southern University, told WTOC that neither of the two suspects are students at the school.

Anyone with information about the crime can contact the Statesboro police at 912.764.9911. You may also anonymously submit information to www.tipsoft.com or by texting a tip to "TIPSSPD plus your message" to 274637 (CRIMES). All information is strictly confidential.

"The public is our eyes and ears. I mean we have our own methods of finding people but without the public we would not get as much done as we do" Samples said.

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